Identity formation, cross-cultural attitudes and language maintenance in the Hungarian Diaspora of Queensland

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Hatoss, Aniko. 2003. "Identity formation, cross-cultural attitudes and language maintenance in the Hungarian Diaspora of Queensland." Kerr, Lorraine (ed.) Cultural Citizenship: Challenges of globalisation: An interdisciplinary conference (2003). Melbourne, Australia 05 - 07 Dec 2002 Melbourne.
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Identity formation, cross-cultural attitudes and language maintenance in the Hungarian Diaspora of Queensland

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AuthorHatoss, Aniko
EditorsKerr, Lorraine
Journal or Proceedings TitleCultural Citizenship: Challenges of Globalisation
Number of Pages7
Year2003
Place of PublicationMelbourne
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=130340
Conference/EventCultural Citizenship: Challenges of globalisation: An interdisciplinary conference (2003)
Event Details
Cultural Citizenship: Challenges of globalisation: An interdisciplinary conference (2003)
Event Date
05 to end of 07 Dec 2002
Event Location
Melbourne, Australia
Abstract

[Abstract]: The purpose of this paper is to discuss some cultural factors influencing the language maintenance and
shift patterns of the Hungarian community of Brisbane. This paper examines language shift in the
context of language use in the family domain and discusses the connections between the development
of cross-cultural attitudes (attitudes to the host society as well as the home culture), identity
development and language maintenance and shift. The empirical evidence based on a sociolinguistic
survey suggests that Hungarians attach great value to their language. Keeping a strong Hungarian
identity is a strong factor in intergenerational language maintenance, and the development of dual identities
does not necessarily lead to language shift. Dual identity can be an additive rather than a
subtractive force in the development of Hungarian-English bilinguality.

Keywordscultural identity, ethnolinguistic identity, Hungarian-English bilingualism, immigrant communities' language maintenance and shift, acculturation, European communities in Australia
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020470411. Sociolinguistics
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